The June 14th 2017 tragedy involving London‘s Grenfell Tower has brought the problem of high rise buildings clad in combustible exterior walls to the forefront of mainstream media.Learn more
Underestimated infectious diseases, growing water stress, the impact of future artificial intelligence legislation, cloud risk accumulation or precision farming: Do you want to know more about these topics?
Welcome to the latest edition of Swiss Re SONAR, our update of the
emerging risk landscape.
CatNet® is an up-to-date source of information on major
natural disasters and their effects on the insurance industry
and national economies.
Total economic losses and global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2016 were the highest since 2012, reversing the downtrend of the previous four years.Learn more
Risk management is not just about managing risks in the present.
It is about anticipating future risks – and risks are emerging everywhere. Foresight information is key to enable fast, yet high-quality
CatNet® ermöglicht eine professionelle Betrachtung und Bewertung von Gefährdungsexponierungen auf der ganzen Welt. Erfahren Sie, welche Funktionen Ihnen die neue Version von CatNet bietet.Download
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The global insurance industry gained momentum in 2014, even though the economic environment improved only marginally, says Swiss Re's latest sigma study. Total direct premiums written were up 3.7% to USD 4 778 billion after having stagnated the previous year. The life sector returned to positive growth, with premiums up 4.3% after a 1.8% decline in 2013, and non-life premium growth accelerated to 2.9% from 2.7%. A notable feature of the renewed momentum across the insurance industry was a significantly stronger performance in the advanced markets.Download
More than AUD 500 million was the cost to utility companies to settle claims after power lines, blown over in a hot windstorm, were linked to
Australia’s Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. In times of climate change, events of this kind are set to happen more often – endangering not only lives and homes but also utilities – in Australia and many other parts of the world.
This year's emerging risks update analyses risks such as de-globalisation, super natural catastrophes, financial repression and the challenges posed by the "internet of things."Download
Deflation. Cloud security. E-cigarettes. The earlier the insurance industry adapts to emerging risks, the better prepared it will be. Foresight and knowledge-sharing are essential to navigate a future in which change is the only constant.Download